Why is Kia used cars so cheap?
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    Why is Kia used cars so cheap?

    Do you know how cheap Kia used cars are?
    why are they that cheap.
    are they really that bad?
    if so, what is so bad about them"?

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    Kia had a reputation early on of being bad and having lots of problems.

    But they improved over the years.

    Maybe that's why you see some early models going for pennies. Because the owners had too many problems and just want to get rid of them.

    Keep this in mind, you pay for what you get. If the deal sounds too good to be true, most likely it is.

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    soul and honda fit are about the same price, so think it might have more to do with cheap quality (not made to last like toyota & honda), poor customer service (with some dealers), and maybe how hard it can be to get parts... definitely will be interesting to see how much the soul depreciates versus the fit, and since cfc put me ahead here i will get out of it if value is going south too fast....
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    Kias were just DREADFUL in the 90's......Those little Sephias with the countless problems, and the original Gen1 Sportage BEFORE the Hyundai takeover (Model Year 2000?). I wanted a Sportage since I followed a "what the hell is THAT cute little thing?" with it's hidden badges and camo frontend (back in '94 or something). When I found out it was a Kia, I wouldn't go get one.

    I got a 2001 Sportage in late 2000 when someone rearended my little '86 Hyundai Excel. I had that little Excel SINCE '86, and had 244K on it when the kid ran into it.

    Old Kia's....just nothing but trouble. They were apparently QUIETLY taken over by Hyundai.....and it seems to have taken a LONG time for people to forget the Sephia and Sportage with it's brake problems. My little 2001 is still going strong. There are a few offroaders that say I'll get over 200K out of it if I don't neglect the little Sportage.

    Kia is now just going WILD.......I think it was hard for people to forget the "cheap" Kia, when their little VERY reliable cars after 2000, just have no flavor.

    Kia BETTER get back on the ball with Peter Schreyer (Responsible for the sudden "hip" models). Anyone with this month's MotorTrend in their back pocket...will have read that Kia is at odds with that design team right now. Can't remember this minute what the specifics were, but they are apparently not working well together. I hope these sharp new designs don't simply go down in Kia's history as the "odd Schreyer years"
    Last edited by AiboPet; 11-02-2009 at 06:59 PM.

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